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OpenGL Samples Pack 3.3.0.0 released

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Mar 29, 2010

The OpenGL Samples Pack is a collection OpenGL code samples made as simple as possible to document how to use OpenGL. Version 3.3.0.0 provides 29 OpenGL 3.3 code samples exposing some of the new features: explicit attributes, sampler object and timer query.

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AMD Releases OpenGL 4.0 Drivers

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Mar 25, 2010

AMD has released a preview of their OpenGL 4.0 drivers for ATI Radeon HD 5000 Series Graphics Adapters. The same driver package also supports the OpenGL 3.3 specification on the ATI Radeon HD Series & ATI FirePro Graphics Adapters. More information about the release, including a location from which to download the drivers, can be found here.

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Seac02 LInceoVR now fully supports ATI GPU for realtime HDRI rendering

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Mar 25, 2010

Seac02 LinceoVR 3.3 OpenGL based augmented reality realtime renderer and raytracer now fully supports ATI GPU. Realtime shadows, realtime animations, IBL lighting and advanced GLSL shading fully supported on ATI with LinceoVR and his web viewer in virtual reality mode and augmented reality mode. Free trial available to download.

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The Open Toolkit library 1.0 rc1 released

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Mar 25, 2010

The Open Toolkit is an advanced, open-source C# OpenGL/OpenAL/OpenCL wrapper. It is fast, easy to use and is compatible with all .Net/Mono languages (C#, VB, C++, F#, Boo) and all major platforms (Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, Solaris, iPhone/iPad). This release introduces a NSIS-based installer for Windows, an improved build system and various documentation and stability fixes. Users of previous versions are strongly encouraged to upgrade. Downloads available here. With the 1.0 release imminent, the Open Toolkit is actively looking for packagers and maintainers for various platforms. If you are interested in creating a package for a specific platform please contact “the_fiddler” on http://sourceforge.net or create an issue report on http://www.opentk.com.

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OpenGL-based ThreeDify Grapher 1.6.3 released

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Mar 24, 2010

Version 1.6.3 adds several notable enhancements including 6-axis labeling, high quality image export for journal publication, 2.5 surface plotting, visibility toggling and plot type overlay.

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Indepth review of OpenGL 4.0

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Mar 24, 2010

Regular contributor to the OpenGL.org forums has taken the time to write up an in-depth review of the recent OpenGL 4.0 release. Groovounet, as he is known by in the forums, writes “OpenGL 4.0 is the new specification for GeForce GTX 4** and Radeon HD 5*** hardware: aka Direct3D 11 hardware level. In this review we go through all the new features and explore some details of those.”

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EVEREST Ultimate Edition 5.30.2065 Beta supports OpenGL 3.3 and OpenGL 4.0

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Mar 23, 2010

Lavalys recently posted EVEREST Ultimate Edition .5.30.2065 Beta to their site. This latest beta release has added support for OpenGL 3.3 and OpenGL 4.0. EVEREST Ultimate is an industry leading system diagnostics and benchmarking solution for enthusiast PC users, based on the award-winning EVEREST Technology.

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AMD OpenCL Training Class & Lab May 4th -Sunnyvale, CA

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Mar 22, 2010

There will be an AMD OpenCL Training Class being held in Sunnyvale, California at Colfax International on May 4th, 2010. It is a one day class with several lab sessions interspersed between lectures. Introductory pricing for this class is $200/person. A complete list of upcoming OpenGL training sessions is available at Khronos.org.

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NVIDIA CUDA 3.0 and OpenCL SDKs with Fermi Support Available

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Mar 19, 2010

NVIDIA has released a new version of its GPU Computing SDK. This version supports Fermi architecture and will allow GPU computing developers to prepare their code for Fermi-based graphics cards. GPU Computing SDK is made up of CUDA 3.0 Toolkit as well as the OpenCL SDK. The official NVIDIA page is here.

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NVIDIA announces Geforce and Quadro drivers supporting OpenGL 3.3

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Mar 18, 2010

NVIDIA is pleased to announce the immediate availability of drivers supporting OpenGL 3.3 for Geforce and Quadro, only one week after the OpenGL 3.3 standard was released by the OpenGL ARB. OpenGL is the most widely adopted 2D and 3D graphics API (application programming interface) that is deployed on all major desktop operating systems. Download the NVIDIA OpenGL 3.3 drivers today!

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GDC session slides now online-Mobile, OpenCL, COLLADA, OpenGL

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Mar 17, 2010

All of the session slides from the 2010 GDC Khronos Group sessions are available online in PDF format. Slides sets available include:

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A brief preview of the new features introduced by OpenGL 3.3 and 4.0 - Daniel Rákos

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Mar 16, 2010

The Khronos Group continues the progress of streamlining the OpenGL API. One very important step in this battle has been made just a few days ago by releasing two concurrent core releases of the OpenGL specification, namely version 3.3 and 4.0. This is a major update of the standard containing many revolutionary additions to the tool-set of OpenGL that need careful examination. In this article I would like to talk about these new features trying to point out their importance and touching also some practical use case scenarios.

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GLLoader supports OpenGL 3.3 and 4.0

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Mar 15, 2010

The GLLoader, a subproject of Klay Game Engine, is an OpenGL extension loading library. It supports OpenGL core 1.0 to 4.0, OpenGL ES core 1.0 to 2.0, as well as WGL, GLX, and other GL extensions. The GLLoader also includes a datebase of all entries, tokens and typedefs in OpenGL in XML format.

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ATI FirePro driver v8.702 boosts CAD application performance up to 20%

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Mar 15, 2010

The latest ATI FirePro v8.702 driver release incorporates tremendous application tuning efforts with boosts in OpenGL application performance across the board with some notable standouts: CATIA by more than 25% and 3ds Max & PTC Pro/Engineer by more than 20%. In addition the driver now supports blue-line stereo for synchronizing 3D glasses, 10bit- color in PhotoShop and 5.1 Dolby Digital & 5.1 DTS surround sound over the displayport connector.

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V3 has video interview with Khronos explaining OpenGL 4 at GDC

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Mar 12, 2010

V3.co.uk interview Neil Trevett from the Khronos Group at GDC 2010. Neil explains what OpenGL 4 is all about, how it relates to the developers, users and graphics companies, where OpenGL has been and where it is going. This is an excellent way to spend five minutes to see what all the excitement is about. Watch the video now, or read more about it on the V3 website.

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Major Update for the NeoAxis OpenGL accelerated Game Engine (0.84)

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Mar 12, 2010

Today the NeoAxis Group released a major update for their NeoAxis Game Engine. The set of new features and the numerous improvements make it even easier for developers to produce high-quality applications and games. The changes in the new version enhance the graphics quality, e.g. improved shadow quality. At the same time the overall performance is increased by over 25% and the loading times are significantly reduced. The new exporter supports now Autodesk Maya, morph animation and has a ton of new features helping artists working with the NeoAxis Game Engine.

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OpenGL-based ThreeDify Designer 3.1 and ThreeDify Office Designer 3.1 released

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Mar 12, 2010

ThreeDify Inc. is pleased to announce general availability of OpenGL-based ThreeDify Designer 3.1 and ThreeDify Office Designer 3.1. ThreeDify Designer 3.1 adds several enhancements plus misc. bug fixes. The notable additions include indoor view mode, enhanced texture imports, support for import and export of a dozen more image formats, as well as object normal flipping and object copy tools. ThreeDify Office Designer is also updated to support ThreeDify Designer 3.1. Both new versions are available for download from our download page.

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AMD’s Haemel summarizes what is new OpenGL 3.3 and 4.0

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Mar 11, 2010

AMD’s Nick Haemel blogs about some of the more significant features and benefits in OpenGL 3.3 and 4.0. The simultaneous release breathes new life into existing hardware while also paving the way for next generation GPUs.

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Khronos Unleashes Cutting-Edge, Cross-Platform Graphics Acceleration with OpenGL 4.0

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Mar 11, 2010

The Khronos Group announced the release of the OpenGL® 4.0 specification. This is a significant update to the most widely adopted 2D and 3D graphics API, and includes the GLSL 4.00 update to the OpenGL Shading language allowing developers to access the latest generation of GPU acceleration. OpenGL 4.0 further improves the close interoperability with OpenCL™ for accelerating computationally intensive visual applications. Among the new features: two new shader stages that enable the GPU to offload geometry tessellation from the CPU; per-sample fragment shaders and programmable fragment shader input positions; drawing of data generated by OpenGL, or external APIs such as OpenCL, without CPU intervention; shader subroutines for significantly increased programming flexibility; 64-bit double precision floating point shader operations and inputs/outputs for increased rendering accuracy and quality. Khronos has also released an OpenGL 3.3 specification, together with a set of ARB extensions, to enable as much OpenGL 4.0 functionality as possible on previous generation GPU hardware. The latest specifications can be downloaded today in OpenGL Registry. An official feedback forum is online at the OpenGL Forums.

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Graphic Remedy launches gDEBugger CL at GDC 2010

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Mar 10, 2010

Graphic Remedy, a leading provider of advanced solutions for 3D graphics developers, launched gDEBugger CL at Game Developer Conference 2010. gDEBugger CL allows OpenCL™-based application developers to deliver complex parallel computing applications and significantly improve application performance. gDEBugger CL offers advanced debugging, profiling and memory analysis capabilities that reduce development time, accelerate time to market, help deploy the application on multiple platforms and boost application parallel computing performance. gDEBugger CL supports OpenGL-OpenCL interoperability and works together with gDEBugger GL to display, in a single GUI system, both OpenGL’s and OpenCL’s debugging and profiling data.

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The Open Toolkit library 1.0 beta-3 released

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Mar 09, 2010

The Open Toolkit library is an open-source wrapper that allows .Net/Mono applications to use OpenGL¸ OpenAL and OpenCL. This release improves stability under multi-threading scenarios, introduces a new multithreading sample, improves inline (intellisense) and hardcopy (PDF) documentation and fixes a large number of secondary issues. The Open Toolkit can be used on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris and *BSD and is especially suitable to rapid development of games, GUIs, virtual reality and scientific visualizations.

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Valve source engine overhauled to carry OpenGL

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Mar 09, 2010

Steam’s Source engine – which powers all of Valve’s games – has been overhauled to carry OpenGL so that the Bellevue-based studio can now provide Mac owners with native versions of hit properties such as Half-Life. “The inclusion of WebKit into Steam, and of OpenGL into Source gives us a lot of flexibility in how we move these technologies forward. We are treating the Mac as a tier-1 platform so all of our future games will release simultaneously on Windows, Mac, and the Xbox 360” said John Cook, Director of Steam Development.

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ZGameEditor v1.9.9 for developing small and efficient OpenGL API-based games and applications

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Mar 08, 2010

ZGameEditor is a free game authoring tool that generates native high-performance stand-alone compact executables for Win32, Linux x86 and OS X. Now 3 years after initial release ZGameEditor has reached version 1.9.9 and it’s the most feature packed update yet! ZGameEditor is an ideal tool for experimenting with procedural content generation techniques and developing OpenGL-applications. Make games, demos and screen savers using advanced graphics features such as multiple render passes, render targets and shaders. Instant GUI feedback of your changes. No waiting for build times! ZGameEditor is free, Open Source software. New features in 1.9.9 include: - render to texture - multiple render passes - web-connectivity - string support in scripting language - calling external libraries - and many other improvements.

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Simtech releases OpenGL assisted SimMold 2010

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Mar 08, 2010

Simtech releases SimMold 2010, an advanced GUI which uses OpenGL for post-processing mold flow results.

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GPU Caps Viewer 1.8.4 Available

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Mar 08, 2010

A new update of GPU Caps Viewer is out with the support of new graphics cards and improved GPU temperature and clocks readings. GPU Caps Viewer is a graphics card information utility and provides detailed data about GPU, OpenGL API support, OpenCL API support and CUDA (GeForce cards). It also includes OpenGL 2, OpenGL 3 and OpenCL demos.

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GizmoSDK 2.5 toolkit based on OpenGL, is released to the public community

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Mar 01, 2010

Saab Training Systems AB are actively developing the GizmoSDK toolkit with a closed number of customers, but have made available to the public community the GizmoSDK toolkit. The new release has exciting new features like full support for Rapid 3D Mapping, new geometry shaders for tree rendering and new state optimisations for alpha rendering.

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